Gaston County Parks and Recreation's Adopt-A-Park Program is designed to encourage the community be hands-on in helping keep Gaston County parks clean, safe and attractive. This program provides citizens, citizen groups/agencies and organizations an opportunity to contribute to the County by "adopting" a park, and agreeing to improve it through litter pick-up, maintaining flower beds, painting, spreading playground mulch and other beautification projects. The program allows people to take ownership in their community promoting pride, appreciation and awareness. Gaston County Parks and Recreation manages over 800 acres of parkland in 19 parks. The assistance we receive from adopters is greatly appreciated as we make every effort to care for our natural resources.